Our World: Water and Autumn Color

West Prong of the Little Pigeon River through the trees. Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee. October 14, 2011.

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This is my post for the Our World meme.  This meme is a second generation of My World Tuesday created by Klaus Peter and is hosted by five wonderful ladies.  To learn more about our world or to join and share your part of the world, click HERE.

When Betsy and I visited Smoky Mountains National Park in October, we drove up Newfound Gap Road from Gatlinburg into North Carolina.  In the area of Chimney Tops the road follows the West Prong of Little Pigeon River.  Since we were stopping to admire the autumn colors, we could also catch glimpses of the river through the trees.

Autumn Color along Little Pigeon River, Smoky Mountains, Tennessee. October 14, 2011.

The river is neither very deep nor very wide along this stretch of road, but it is pretty as it tumbles over and around the boulders in the stream.  This is especially true when the trees are beginning to turn.

West Prong Little Pigeon River, Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee. October 14, 2011.

At some places the trees were far enough apart that we could catch a good glimpse of the water as it rushed down the mountain.

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18 Responses to “Our World: Water and Autumn Color”

  1. Ms. A Says:

    I used to love wading in that icy cold water!

  2. Maple Lane Says:

    Very pretty, George! Enjoy your day.

  3. sartenada Says:

    How wonderful fall photos! I love them.

    Sorry not being visiting on Your blog for long time. We were on travel in Egypt making nice Nile cruise and visiting old temples there. We arrived late yesterday and now we try to start to spend our daily routines.

  4. Sandra Says:

    this is the kind of stream i like the most. one i can wade in or hop HA HA on the hop part, from rock to rock. make that step from rock to rock. or is that stone or pebble.

  5. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    The fall colours and a little brook,what could be prettier?

  6. The Incredible Woody Says:

    Just beautiful! One of my favorite places!!

  7. ladyfi Says:

    Oh gosh – the autumn colours are divine!

  8. Rajesh Says:

    Beautiful shots of the place. Very nice autumn colors.

  9. MB Says:

    I love the creeks and small rivers in the fall. Nice pictures. MB

  10. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    What a gorgeous place, George, and I love your captures of the water! I can almost here it rushing along! And such lovely autumn colors! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Hope your week is off to a great start!


  11. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    That’s a wild river! I’m thinking it would be nice to stick your feet in, if you could get to it over the rocks.

  12. Busy Bee Suz Says:

    That is a very pretty river…would be lovely to have a little cabin right next to it!!!

  13. Neal Says:

    Those are beautiful. I’m always gazing when I drive and there is water along the road. It’s a wonder that I stay on the road. 🙂

  14. genie Says:

    Such a beautiful area. Lived in Asheville for 18 years and spent much time there. Love your photos….they bring back happy memories. genie

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  16. Red Nomad OZ Says:

    I love me a rocky river! Just as well – they’re as common as dirt downunder in OZ! So nice to see some autumn (fall?) as we move towards summer here!!

  17. Jane Says:

    We have fished, eaten picnic meals, and waded in these falls many times. This is not too far from our family mountain home…and right on the route to our old home in TN.

    There’s something about waterfalls….it soothes the soul. Almost as much as the undulating waves of the ocean (my FAVORITE place!).

  18. Pam Says:

    Oh my what a beautiful spot.. I can picture RJ fly fishing while I snapped to my hearts content.
    Sorry George, I got carried away.. that’s the effect your gorgeous photo has on an ole daydreamer like me.

    be well n happy, Pam

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